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-- first lady? >> my favorite first lady is michelle obama. have you ever been to warm springs, georgia? >> yes. impressed. there are people who still remember, he lost his voice at the very end of the campaign. lady toeft to the first , thethe concession telegram of congratulations that had been sent to president elect . he promisedtime, her long before watergate that they would retire in 1976. once he concluded that he would never be speaker of the house, she exacted a promise. after 1970 six, they would leave washington and go back to grand rapids. he would have to slaw -- he would practice law. intervening events played havoc with that. in the end, they still left washington, but they went to a different destination. wrote duringat she the white house years. my pills were always with me. i did not drink alcohol in the white house. she said the pills were always with me. how big a problem was this for her? >> i do not know how to answer that. there is anecdotal evidence to she is a- circumstantial alcoholic, if there is such a thing. mentioned 33 state dinners. -- she wasll of them a
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do anything with the obamas? >> do the carters do anything with the obamas? >> i think sure, they had some interaction. we had pictures of them earlier together at the white house. but president carter sort of marches to his own drum beat and, you know, he has views that are very strong about the middle east and other things. and the ex-presidents still hang out. there's a book called the president's club that came out a year or two ago which gives you a lot of behind-the-scenes look at how the presidents interact. there are a lot of facets to it. sometimes people work together. sometimes they don't. >> as we close out here, redena crump kee wants to know, do they still take on new causes. >> they have this basic set of causes in which they travel extensively. and they're going to the poorest countries of the world. the chads and the malis make india and other countries look very wealthy. so they still do travel a lot. but they focus on the causes they have to produce the result that they're trying to achieve. so mental health, election monitoring. peace negotiations, river blindness.
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excited to have her here. this summer, president obama the climate action plan. we have applauded that effort. the critical goals. it's important not just for the for the world. that we embark on this effort to reduce green house gas emissions to prepare the u.s. for the and to of climate change lead the international effort to combat climate change. believe these efforts will actually ensure that the u.s. grows economically, we'll create jobs as we do it. and we'll meet the important job f reducing green house gas emissions by 2020. we hope it highlights the key tance of china as a partner. combatting climate change is not the united states can or should take on alone. hat's why administrator mccarthy is headed to the u.s. next week. or our work on the ground in china, we've been able to see irsthand that the epa is doing amazing work there. i don't think america recognizes the critical role they're playing already. facing carbon emission challenges. the pages of "the new york "the washington post" has shown the challenges that that country is facing. challenges we have faced in the a